We have been fortunate to see the average price of gas dip below two dollars per gallon for the first time since 2009.  Who knows how long it will last.  But, regardless of whether you are experiencing relief at the pump, it still makes sense to use less gas where you can.. Putting some of the current savings toward basic auto care can lead to more miles per gallon, so if gas fluctuates, you still save!

Z Auto Center recommends these five simple steps to improve fuel economy, save money and enjoy your motoring experience more.

  1. Check Tire Pressure: Keeping tires properly inflated can improve gas mileage by up to 3.3 percent and it saves abnormal wear on your tires too.
  2. Always Use the Motor Oil Recommended by your Car Manfuacturer: Gas mileage can be Improved by as much as 1 to 2 percent by using the grade of motor oil recommended by the manufacturer.  And, if it’s recommended by your manufacturer it will likely reduce premature engine failure and the need for service.
  3. Replace Dirty Air Filters: Like you, your car needs clean air to perform properly.  Replacing clogged air filters can improve fuel economy and will improve performance and acceleration as well.
  4. Check Engine Performance: Keep your engine running efficiently and improve gas mileage by an average of 4 percent.
  5. Make Important Repairs: Fixing a faulty oxygen sensor can improve mileage by as much as 40 percent, according to www.fueleconomy.gov.  Leaving such repairs unattended to hurts your car and your pocket book more than making the repair does.

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